“NIOSH and OSHA Introduce New & Improved Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety

An updated app for smartphones and other mobile devices can help workers stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather. The free app was redesigned by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool mobile app, … Continue reading “NIOSH and OSHA Introduce New & Improved Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety

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“Heat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns”

With the arrival of summer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched initiatives to alert employers and workers to heat and lightning hazards and the steps to take to prevent injury or illness from them. The official hashtag of OSHA’s annual heat safety campaign is #WaterRestShade, which is designed to encourage employers to provide … Continue reading “Heat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns”

“Water, Rest & Shade” – “Working Outdoors & Indoors In High Temperature Conditions”

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if you don't drink enough water and rest in the shade. You can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered … Continue reading “Water, Rest & Shade” – “Working Outdoors & Indoors In High Temperature Conditions”

“It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

Frightening video of the Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornados are nature's violent storms that appear suddenly and without warning. Tornadoes can strike anywhere at anytime, therefore, you need to be ready, know the drill and act quickly. Download this Red Cross®  : Tornado Safety - Red Cross .pdf information booklet! Know the Difference … Continue reading “It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Winter storms create a variety of hazards and can have lingering impacts on everyday tasks and work activities. According to the National Weather Service, about 70 percent of injuries during winter storms result from vehicle accidents, and about 25 percent of injuries result from being caught out in the storm. Learning about how to prepare … Continue reading OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Annual Summer Campaign To Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses Launched By DOL

News Release OSHA News Release: [05/22/2014] Contact Name: Ann Mangold or Jesse Lawder Phone Number: (202) 693-4679 or x4659 Email: Mangold.Ann.R or Lawder.Jesse Release Number: 14-0929-NAT Annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses launched by US Labor Department "Water. Rest. Shade." and acclimatization are critical in preventing heat illness and fatalities WASHINGTON — The U.S. … Continue reading Annual Summer Campaign To Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses Launched By DOL

“It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

Frightening video of the Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornados are nature's violent storms that appear suddenly and without warning. Tornadoes can strike anywhere at anytime, therefore, you need to be ready, know the drill and act quickly. Download this Red Cross®  : Tornado Safety - Red Cross .pdf information booklet! Know the Difference … Continue reading “It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE66ganofF0 Get Weather Ready Before a Tornado Get Weather Ready During a Tornado Get Weather Ready After a Tornado   Know your risk. Take action. Be an example. In 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included five severe weather and tornado events, … Continue reading Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014

OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Winter storms create a variety of hazards and can have lingering impacts on everyday tasks and work activities. According to the National Weather Service, about 70 percent of injuries during winter storms result from vehicle accidents, and about 25 percent of injuries result from being caught out in the storm. Learning about how to prepare … Continue reading OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Why No Safe Room to Run To? Cost and Plains Culture.

Why No Safe Room to Run To? Cost and Plains Culture By JOHN SCHWARTZ Published: May 21, 2013 The Web site for the City of Moore, Okla., recommends “that every residence have a storm safe room or an underground cellar.” It says below-ground shelters are the best protection against tornadoes. But no local ordinance or … Continue reading Why No Safe Room to Run To? Cost and Plains Culture.

“Hurricane Sandy” Was A Practice Drill in 1997. Pretty Realistic, Wouldn’t You Say?

The Hurricane Simulation Westchester County Communications Officer Sandy Fried, an Amateur Radio operator and ODES staff member, had recently attended a training seminar at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Part of the training was a simulation using data from the Hurricane of 1938 that caused major losses on Long Island and in Westchester. The … Continue reading “Hurricane Sandy” Was A Practice Drill in 1997. Pretty Realistic, Wouldn’t You Say?

Hurricane Sandy Emergency Information – October 29, 2012

This time-lapse animation shows Hurricane Sandy from the vantage point of geostationary orbit—35,800 km (22,300 miles) above the Earth. The animation shows Sandy on October 28, 2012, from 7:15 to 6:26 EDT. Light from the changing angles of the sun highlight the structure of the clouds. The images were collected by NOAA's GOES-14 satellite. The … Continue reading Hurricane Sandy Emergency Information – October 29, 2012

NOAA GOES Super Rapid Scan Imagery of Isaac at Landfall – August 29, 2012

    Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana in the evening of August 28, 2012. During the day, NOAA's GOES-14 satellite took images of the storm at 1 minute intervals, showing the development of Isaac from a tropical storm to a hurricane in great temporal detail. The imagery is from the visible channel and runs … Continue reading NOAA GOES Super Rapid Scan Imagery of Isaac at Landfall – August 29, 2012

Even in the Loss Prevention Field, Safety IS a Must! – “Retro Surveillance at the Purple Cow”

Back in the early 80’s I worked for a large retailer with limited video surveillance technology from the 70’s. I’m talking cameras with vacuum tubes in them. Box cameras that really were the size of shoebox. Invariably, they never worked. Between age, little to no maintenance, and multiple points of failure—these cameras were practically useless … Continue reading Even in the Loss Prevention Field, Safety IS a Must! – “Retro Surveillance at the Purple Cow”

Tornado Preparedness – Forecasters Unsure What to Expect This Tornado Season

Download a copy of the Red Cross Tornado Safety Guide Here: Tornado Safety - Red Cross Tornado season is starting, but don’t ask meteorologists how bad it will be this spring and summer. They don’t know. They’re having a hard enough time getting a fix on the likely path of storms expected in the next … Continue reading Tornado Preparedness – Forecasters Unsure What to Expect This Tornado Season

Insurers Worry 2012 Will Top 2011 for Record Weather Disasters

From floods that crippled countries, to mega cyclones, huge blizzards, killer tornadoes to famine-inducing droughts, 2011 has been another record-breaker for bad weather. While it is too early to predict what 2012 will be like, insurers and weather prediction agencies point to a clear trend: the world’s weather is becoming more extreme and more costly. … Continue reading Insurers Worry 2012 Will Top 2011 for Record Weather Disasters